SHW AG  / Key word(s): Change of Personnel/Change of Personnel30.04.2013 19:51Dissemination of an Ad hoc announcement according to § 15 WpHG, transmittedby DGAP - a company of EquityStory AG.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.---------------------------------------------------------------------------Ad hoc announcement pursuant to Section 15 of the German Securities TradingActSHW AG: CEO Dr. Wolfgang Krause leaves SHW AGAalen, 30 April 2013 - Dr. Wolfgang Krause, CEO of SHW AG, will leave theCompany by mutual consent by the end of the month. This was agreed upon bythe supervisory board and the CEO today. Dr. Krause has been the chairmanof the company's management board since 2008 and, following the listing ofthe company in July 2011, the Company's CEO.Mr. Andreas Rydzewski, who has been a member of the Company's managementboard for many years, will act as interim CEO until Dr. Krause's successortakes office.Contact personMichael SchicklingHead of Investor Relations & Corporate CommunicationsSHW AGTelephone: +49 (0) 7361 502 462Email: michael.schickling@shw.deNoteThis announcement does not constitute an offer to sell securities in theUnited States of America, Canada, Australia, Japan or any otherjurisdictional territory where offers are subject to statutoryrestrictions. The securities named in this announcement may only be sold oroffered for sale in the United States of America following their priorregistration in accordance with the provisions of the version of the USSecurities Act of 1933 currently in force (the 'Securities Act') or,without prior registration, only on the basis of an exemption. Unlessprovided for by certain exceptions within the Securities Act, thesecurities named within this announcement may not be sold or offered forsale in Australia, Canada or Japan, nor may they be sold or offered forsale to or for account of residents of Australia, Canada or Japan. Noregistration of the offer or sale of the securities named in thisannouncement will take place, as stipulated by the relevant statutoryprovisions in Canada, Australia and Japan. There is no public solicitationto buy securities in the United States of America.30.04.2013 DGAP's Distribution Services include Regulatory Announcements,Financial/Corporate News and Press Releases.Media archive at and Language:     EnglishCompany:      SHW AG              Wilhelmstrasse 67              73433  Aalen-Wasseralfingen              GermanyPhone:        +49 7361 502-1Fax:          +49 7361 502-421E-mail:       info@shw.deInternet:     www.shw.deISIN:         DE000A1JBPV9WKN:          A1JBPV  Listed:       Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr              in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart End of Announcement                             DGAP News-Service ---------------------------------------------------------------------------